Deadbeat Parents

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    At least in this state, Fathers are classified as 'deadbeat' until proven innocent. This state has some VERY oppressive child-support laws, as well as generally male-unfriendly divorce policies.
     
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    Good job !!!

    I see dead beat parents all the time and to insinuate that it is primarily a male who is the "deadbeat" is feminist garbage used to try to drum up sympathy for those who don't deserve it.
     
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    Unfortunately, deadbeat dads get more press than deadbeat moms, because the typical feel-good story you always see is all about the Empowered Single Mother who Works so Hard to Raise her Kid in this Crazy World. Now, don't get me wrong, there are many women like this - I should know, I married one! :D But there are plenty of moms on welfare that have more kids for the sole purpose of getting more welfare checks. There are also mothers who just choose to walk away from their kids. I have a stepcousin who did this. It was really sad to see.

    I also think part of the "deadbeat dad" story that no one wants to touch is that, in many states (including WA), the child support scheduling is always biased against the father. Two kids could cost a single father upwards of $1000/month. That's a lot of cash, and if you fall behind on your payments, you're a deadbeat! :rolleyes: I think the larger issues are 1) the bias against men in today's society, and 2) the ever-decreasing role of the traditional nuclear family.
     
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    That was my mother 100%. Would you believe that she didn't even show up
    to the custody hearing. Never ordered to pay child support either.
    (not that she would have)
     
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    Some women only want equal treatment when it benefits them.
     
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    I think the same is true for most states. It's unfortunate to see that the
    children don't always get what's best for them. I've seen many soldiers
    denied custody simply because they are the father. In 90% of those
    cases, a valiant effort was made to prove the mother unsuitable.
    (which they were)
     
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    This is one thing which really kicks me in the nickers....

    For instance - Let's say my wife had a full-time job and she and I had, say, $400/month in child-care expenses. Now, upon divorce, MY (I say 'my' because there's little chance, in this state, I'd be awared full custody) Child-support would increase $400 per month to pay for the child care. Nope, not a 50-50 split. She was paying for half before, but if we split, I'd pay for ALL.

    the way I've got it figured; I'll lose about $1500/month in child support + whatever else is awarded to her by the State.

    :(

    Extortion.
     
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    Well, Joker, I think they should have put you on the air, if only to get another POV. I personally know many more men than women who have walked away from their families. However, I do know a woman who pretty much did this, and I think she was the dumbest woman ever, bc her ex-husband is a real sweetie. I also know a couple of families where both parents are so wrapped up in themselves that they are neglecting their kids.
     
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    A buddy of mine got custody of his child because he had evidence that his
    wife smoked pot while breast feeding. (filthy bitch)
    Just goes to show you guys...
    "If you dig a hole, make sure you save the dirt"
     

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